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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239549/red-legged-partridge-alectoris-rufa-de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-and-identification-of-gene-related-markers
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Natalia Sevane, Javier Cañon, Paulina G Eusebi, Ignacio Gil, Susana Dunner
The red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) has a great socio-economic importance as a game species and is reared by millions in farms in several European countries. The ability to respond to a wide spectrum of pathogens and environmental changes is key for farm-reared animals that, as such, face even higher pathogen exposure and specifically for those submitted to restocking programs. In this study, RNA-sequencing and de-novo assembly of genes expressed in different immune tissues were performed. The raw FASTQ files were submitted to the NCBI SRA database with accession number PRJNA289204...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238868/seroprevalence-isolation-and-co-infection-of-multiple-toxoplasma-gondii-strains-in-individual-bobcats-lynx-rufus-from-mississippi-usa
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Shiv K Verma, Amy R Sweeny, Matthew J Lovallo, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Oliver C Kwok, Tiantian Jiang, Chunlei Su, Michael E Grigg, Jitender P Dubey
Toxoplasma gondii causes lifelong chronic infection in both feline definitive hosts and intermediate hosts. Multiple exposures to the parasite are likely to occur in nature due to high environmental contamination. Here, we present data of high seroprevalence and multiple T. gondii strain co-infections in individual bobcats (Lynx rufus). Unfrozen samples (blood, heart, tongue and feces) were collected from 35 free ranging wild bobcats from Mississippi, USA. Toxoplasma gondii antibodies were detected in serum by the modified agglutination test (1:≥200) in all 35 bobcats...
February 23, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238624/biochemical-basis-for-increased-activity-of-ebola-glycoprotein-in-the-2013-16-epidemic
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May K Wang, Sun-Young Lim, Soo Mi Lee, James M Cunningham
Ebola virus (EBOV) infection is characterized by sporadic outbreaks caused by zoonotic transmission. Fixed changes in amino acid sequence, such as A82V in the EBOV glycoprotein (GP) that occurred early in the 2013-16 epidemic, are suspected to confer a selective advantage to the virus. We used biochemical assays of GP function to show that A82V, as well as a polymorphism in residue 544 identified in other outbreaks, enhances infection by decreasing the threshold for activation of membrane fusion activity triggered by the host factors cathepsin B and Niemann-Pick C1...
February 18, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238067/acquisition-of-tn6018-3-cs-regions-increases-colistin-mics-against-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates-harboring-new-variants-of-abars
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Mohammad Savari, Alireza Ekrami, Saeed Shoja, Abbas Bahador
Colistin is the last hope to treat extensively drug resistance (XDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) infections, but resistance to colistin is currently reported in clinical centers all over the world. Here, we studied two colistin-resistant A. baumannii isolates with a difference in minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) that were isolated from a single burn patient during treatment in the hospitalization period. The international clonal (IC) lineage, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and multiple loci variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) typing were used to characterize the relatedness of A...
February 25, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237491/homozygosity-for-the-cd1e-02-allele-is-associated-with-a-resistance-to-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-infection-in-gabonese-school-children
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Landry-Erik Mombo, Francine Ntoumi, Cyrille Bisseye, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Pascal Millet, Ryad Tamouza
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possible association between polymorphisms in CD1 genes and both asymptomatic and mild Plasmodium falciparum infection. METHODS: Two clusters of 85 school children, from the village of Dienga (Gabon) were investigated. The first group was analysed for the prevalence and the multiplicity of asymptomatic P. falciparum infection, whereas the second group was screened for the frequency of malarial attacks. RESULTS: Our findings showed that homozygosity for the CD1E*02 allele was associated with a low frequency of malarial attacks...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231338/genes-encoding-two-theileria-parva-antigens-recognized-by-cd8-t-cells-exhibit-sequence-diversity-in-south-sudanese-cattle-populations-but-the-majority-of-alleles-are-similar-to-the-muguga-component-of-the-live-vaccine-cocktail
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Diaeldin A Salih, Roger Pelle, Joram M Mwacharo, Moses N Njahira, Wani L Marcellino, Henry Kiara, Agol K Malak, Abdel Rahim M El Hussein, Richard Bishop, Robert A Skilton
East Coast fever (ECF), caused by Theileria parva infection, is a frequently fatal disease of cattle in eastern, central and southern Africa, and an emerging disease in South Sudan. Immunization using the infection and treatment method (ITM) is increasingly being used for control in countries affected by ECF, but not yet in South Sudan. It has been reported that CD8+ T-cell lymphocytes specific for parasitized cells play a central role in the immunity induced by ITM and a number of T. parva antigens recognized by parasite-specific CD8+ T-cells have been identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231312/analysis-of-the-t-cell-response-to-zika-virus-and-identification-of-a-novel-cd8-t-cell-epitope-in-immunocompetent-mice
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Ryan D Pardy, Maaran M Rajah, Stephanie A Condotta, Nathan G Taylor, Selena M Sagan, Martin J Richer
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family. Although ZIKV infection is typically mild and self-limiting in healthy adults, infection has been associated with neurological symptoms such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, and a causal link has been established between fetal microcephaly and ZIKV infection during pregnancy. These risks, and the magnitude of the ongoing ZIKV pandemic, have created an urgent need for the development of animal models to study the immune response to ZIKV infection...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228590/a-polymorphism-within-the-internal-fusion-loop-of-the-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-modulates-host-cell-entry
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Markus Hoffmann, Lisa Crone, Erik Dietzel, Jennifer Paijo, Mariana González-Hernández, Inga Nehlmeier, Ulrich Kalinke, Stephan Becker, Stefan Pöhlmann
The large scale of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa in 2013-2016 raised the question whether the host cell interactions of the responsible Ebola virus (EBOV) strain differed from those of other ebolaviruses. We previously reported that the glycoprotein (GP) of the virus circulating in West Africa in 2014 (EBOV2014) exhibited reduced ability to mediate entry into two non-human primate (NHP)-derived cell lines relative to the GP of EBOV1976. Here, we investigated the molecular determinants underlying the differential entry efficiency...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228479/unraveling-the-structural-basis-of-grazoprevir-potency-against-clinically-relevant-substitutions-in-hepatitis-c-virus-ns3-4a-protease-from-genotype-1a
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Zhuyan Guo, Stuart Black, Yuan Hu, Patricia McMonagle, Paul Ingravallo, Robert Chase, Stephanie Curry, Ernest Asante-Appiah
Grazoprevir is a potent pan-genotype, macrocyclic inhibitor of hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease and was developed for treating chronic HCV infection. In HCV genotype (GT) 1a, grazoprevir maintains potent activity against a majority of NS3 resistance-associated amino acid substitutions including the highly prevalent and naturally-occurring Q80K polymorphism that impacts simeprevir, another NS3/4A protease inhibitor. The basis for an unexpected difference in the clinical impact of some NS3 substitutions was investigated...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224433/association-of-hla-alleles-a-b-drb1-and-hiv-1-infection-in-the-han-population-of-hubei-china
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Wang-Xia Li, Jia-An Xia, Xia Zhou, Yan Ma, Gang Shen, Feng-Wu Qiu
The HIV susceptibility and resistance alleles in the HLA genes were determined by investigating the distribution characteristics of the HLA alleles (A, B, and DRB1) in HIV-infected individuals of the Han population in Hubei, and by comparing these alleles with HIV-negative individuals from the same area. A cohort of 424 HIV-1 infected individuals were chosen as study subjects, and 836 HIV-negative healthy subjects from the same area served as the control population. HLA-A, B, and DRB1 allele typing was performed using polymerase chain reaction-sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (PCR-SSOP) and polymerase chain reaction-sequencing based typing (PCR-SBT) techniques...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224031/first-report-of-tasmanian-sheep-strain-g2-genotype-isolated-from-iranian-goat-using-the-high-resolution-melting-hrm-analysis
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Ahmad Hosseini-Safa, Mohammad Ali Mohag Hegh, Nader Pestechian, Maryam Ganji, Rasoul Mohammadi, Reza Mahmoudi Lamouki, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad
AIM: The present study was aimed to evaluate E. granulosus genotypes isolated from goats using HRM analysis in Isfahan province. BACKGROUND: Cystic echincoccosis, so-called hydatidosis, is widespread infection caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. This is an important zoonotic disease worldwide, especially in the developing countries such as Iran. To date, molecular studies mainly based on the mitochondrial DNA sequences have identified distinct genotypes termed G1-G10 which can differ in some characteristics such as the growth and infectivity to different intermediate hosts or the survival rate in the definitive hosts that are important for the development of control strategies...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224025/lack-of-association-between-interleukin-28b-gene-polymorphisms-rs8099917g-t-rs12979860-c-t-and-susceptibility-to-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-tehran-iran
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Maryam Karkhane, Seyed Reza Mohebbi, Pedram Azimzadeh, Mahsa Saeedi Niasar, Mohamad Reza Sarbazi, Afsaneh Sharifian, Afshin Mohammad Alizadeh
AIM: Chronic Hepatitis C infection is a critical health problem worldwide, which caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). Interleukin 28B (IL28B) is a determinant factor in disease progression and also susceptibility to chronic HCV infection. BACKGROUND: The most significant aim of this study is to analyze the association between IL28B gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to chronic HCV infection in Iranian population. METHODS: This study follows a case- control study design, in which, 288 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 250 healthy individuals were genotyped for IL28B polymorphisms (rs12979860 C/T and rs8099917 G/T)...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222150/polymorphisms-and-features-of-cytomegalovirus-ul144-and-ul146-in-congenitally-infected-neonates-with-hepatic-involvement
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Gangqiang Guo, Liang Zhang, Sisi Ye, Yingying Hu, Baoqing Li, Xiangwei Sun, Chenchen Mao, Jianfeng Xu, Yiping Chen, Lifang Zhang, Xiangyang Xue
Human cytomegalovirus is a significant agent of hepatic involvement in neonates. In this study, we investigated the polymorphisms and features of the viral genes UL144 and UL146 as well as their significance to congenital hepatic involvement. In 79 neonates with congenital cytomegalovirus infection and hepatic involvement, full length UL144 and UL146 were successfully amplified in 73.42% and 60.76% of cases, respectively. Sequencing indicated that both genes were hypervariable. Notably, UL144 genotype B was highly associated with aspartate aminotransferase (P = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222092/the-genetic-basis-of-resistance-and-matching-allele-interactions-of-a-host-parasite-system-the-daphnia-magna-pasteuria-ramosa-model
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Gilberto Bento, Jarkko Routtu, Peter D Fields, Yann Bourgeois, Louis Du Pasquier, Dieter Ebert
Negative frequency-dependent selection (NFDS) is an evolutionary mechanism suggested to govern host-parasite coevolution and the maintenance of genetic diversity at host resistance loci, such as the vertebrate MHC and R-genes in plants. Matching-allele interactions of hosts and parasites that prevent the emergence of host and parasite genotypes that are universally resistant and infective are a genetic mechanism predicted to underpin NFDS. The underlying genetics of matching-allele interactions are unknown even in host-parasite systems with empirical support for coevolution by NFDS, as is the case for the planktonic crustacean Daphnia magna and the bacterial pathogen Pasteuria ramosa...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220687/environmental-factors-seven-gwas-identified-susceptibility-loci-and-risk-of-gastric-cancer-and-its-precursors-in-a-chinese-population
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Meng Cai, Shuyang Dai, Wanqing Chen, Changfa Xia, Lingeng Lu, Shuguang Dai, Jun Qi, Minjie Wang, Meilin Wang, Lanping Zhou, Fuhua Lei, Tingting Zuo, Hongmei Zeng, Xiaohang Zhao
Gene-environment interactions may increase gastric cancer (GC) risk. Seven susceptibility loci identified by genome-wide association studies (GWASs) suggest that genetic factors play a role in gastric carcinogenesis. Meanwhile, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, smoking, and alcohol drinking are also important environmental factors for gastric cancer. However, studies to explore the role of gene-environment interactions in gastric carcinogenesis, and particularly the relationship between the seven susceptibility loci and their potential interactions with H...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219892/an-infectious-disease-associated-il12b-polymorphism-regulates-il-12-23-p40-transcription-involving-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1
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Quanju Zhao, Qinglin Du, Fang Wei, Jianping Xie, Xiaojing Ma
IL-12 and IL-23 are important host defense factors produced by APCs against certain intracellular and extracellular pathogens. Their dysregulation has also been implicated in several autoimmune diseases. The nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter region of Il12b (rs41292470 consisting of the long or short allele) encoding the shared subunit of IL-12 and IL-23, p40, has been reported to associate with susceptibility to infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders. How these genetic variants impact Il12b expression at the molecular level was unclear...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219832/the-role-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-contained-in-proinflammatory-cytokine-genes-in-the-development-of-congenital-infection-with-human-cytomegalovirus-in-fetuses-and-neonates
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Wioletta Wujcicka, Jan Wilczyński, Dorota Nowakowska
PURPOSE: The research project targeted the distribution of genotypes, alleles and haplotypes in single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the interleukin (IL) 1A, IL1B, IL6, IL12B and TNFA genes, in fetuses and neonates, congenitally infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and among uninfected controls. METHODS: The study included 20 fetuses and neonates with congenital HCMV infection and 31 control individuals. The genotypes in SNPs of the studied cytokine genes were identified by a self-designed nested PCR-RFLP assays...
February 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217442/whole-genome-sequencing-and-analysis-of-campylobacter-coli-yh502-from-retail-chicken-reveals-a-plasmid-borne-type-vi-secretion-system
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Sandeep Ghatak, Yiping He, Sue Reed, Terence Strobaugh, Peter Irwin
Campylobacter is a major cause of foodborne illnesses worldwide. Campylobacter infections, commonly caused by ingestion of undercooked poultry and meat products, can lead to gastroenteritis and chronic reactive arthritis in humans. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a powerful technology that provides comprehensive genetic information about bacteria and is increasingly being applied to study foodborne pathogens: e.g., evolution, epidemiology/outbreak investigation, and detection. Herein we report the complete genome sequence of Campylobacter coli strain YH502 isolated from retail chicken in the United States...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217138/using-population-and-comparative-genomics-to-understand-the-genetic-basis-of-effector-driven-fungal-pathogen-evolution
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Clémence Plissonneau, Juliana Benevenuto, Norfarhan Mohd-Assaad, Simone Fouché, Fanny E Hartmann, Daniel Croll
Epidemics caused by fungal plant pathogens pose a major threat to agro-ecosystems and impact global food security. High-throughput sequencing enabled major advances in understanding how pathogens cause disease on crops. Hundreds of fungal genomes are now available and analyzing these genomes highlighted the key role of effector genes in disease. Effectors are small secreted proteins that enhance infection by manipulating host metabolism. Fungal genomes carry 100s of putative effector genes, but the lack of homology among effector genes, even for closely related species, challenges evolutionary and functional analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216098/potential-influences-of-complement-factor-h-in-autoimmune-inflammatory-and-thrombotic-disorders
#20
Janez Ferluga, Lubna Kouser, Valarmathy Murugaiah, Robert B Sim, Uday Kishore
Complement system homeostasis is important for host self-protection and anti-microbial immune surveillance, and recent research indicates roles in tissue development and remodelling. Complement also appears to have several points of interaction with the blood coagulation system. Deficiency and altered function due to gene mutations and polymorphisms in complement effectors and regulators, including Factor H, have been associated with familial and sporadic autoimmune inflammatory - thrombotic disorders, in which autoantibodies play a part...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
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